Sunday, 24 August 2008


My first time on blogspot and I'm converted! Way easier to use then livejournal. I just used a lot of time customizing the place instead of doing homework. It was heaps of fun! The images are part of my new photography project.

My artist model is Boyd Webb, who uses a lot of juxtapositions in his work. So I decided to contrast the simplicity and softness of marshmallows to surgical equipment. Cost me about $15.00 to get enough marshmallows to fill that jar--had to cellotape it closed to stop Stef and Van from eating them. Dad just about had an aneurysm when he saw the jar. The pictures were taken with a Nikon D-80 camera with a remote, so those are my hands in there ^_^. There is a small amount of photoshopping. I removed the cabinet lines and desaturated the background so it's less dominating.

There is an art competition at the Sarjeant Art Gallery this Wednesday, so we've decided to enter some photos. The maximum is two pieces, so I went and got my favorites printed and they're at the framers. They told us a really late (which is really annoying), so it was a mad dash on Friday to get the work ready. It cost $80.00 for the Kodak shop to print two photos in A3 size, then a further $151.00 to get them framed. I'm so excited though! I paid for it all by myself! Mum was proud of us too, though my pictures "creep her out".

The print out is high-gloss and good quality. The image will be in a white frame and the picture itself will be mounted on a pink background. Hopefully it'll be something really striking. The framer was awesome. It normally takes her 14 days to order the equipment and make it, but she's going to bust her gut over the weekend. Oh! And she gave us a 10% discount!

Stef's also entering. Her images are Man Ray styled, with Savannah floating in the bath wearing a Gothic dress. They look amazing, but dad doesn't like them. Can't please everyone. Hopefully we'll get selected for at least the gallery showing! I'll take a photo when I get them back from the framers.

Also there's a fashion show in town next week or so. It's "Underground" and we've all entered. Savannah has made a dress, Stef is entering her couture "Moth Ball Gown" and I've got an entry for the wearable arts section. Lets hope for the best! Should be heaps of fun.


Pittenweem said...

Man Ray is quoted as saying, "I do not photograph nature, I photograph my fantasy." Your fantasy dear Iona is weird.

Oni said...

Why thank you ^_~.

Sammy said...

Yeah your photos look amazing. I'll bet the frame will make them look even better! Man I hope at least you two get in, I'd love to aswell, but that'd just be luck.
Meeting your family was awesome btw. Your parents are lovely :)

Oni said...

I'm so happy you like my photos!!!! Can't WAIT until we get them back from the framers!! I hope we all get in for at least the gallery showing, then I can show mum and dad your work. They'd love that.